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Industry News

Audi Adds AT&T 4G LTE to 2016 Vehicles AT&T is working with Audi to equip the carmaker’s 2016 model year vehicles with 4G LTE broadband service.

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Leasing

Learn the latest in automotive fleet leasing management. The Leasing channel focuses on products, services, research, trends and industry insight by the leasing experts. This section also focuses on how-to’s, best practices, new leasing developments and profiles of companies in the fleet leasing industry.
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Safety & Accident

Targeted news and advice on the Safety and Risk-related issues critical to fleet management. Extensive coverage of safety news, product reviews, cost calculators, accident management, driver training and comprehensive archives.
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Remarketing

Get the expert information and research you need for fleet remarketing. Learn how to increase vehicle residuals while effectively using resale channels and lowering deprecation costs from the articles, tools and expert insight provided in this comprehensive channel.
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Fuel Management

The Fuel Management channel offers news, articles, tools and company profiles on one of the most important issues facing fleet managers. Examine the latest on managing fuel costs, trends and forecasts and learn best practices from experts in the fleet industry.
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Green Fleet

Learn from the experts at Automotive Fleet the ways fleet organizations are greening their fleets. The Green Fleet Channel brings you the latest in the reduction of fuel costs and alternative energy solutions for fleet cars and trucks.
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GPS / Telematics

The Telematics section offers news, articles and tips on the latest technology for routing your fleets as well as providing safety and security with GPS and related technology.
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Maintenance

Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.
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Vehicle Research

Fleet Vehicle Research channel provides all the vehicle product news in one handy section. Get the latest on what’s new from the OEMs, vehicle descriptions and specs and the latest on technology advances and more.
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USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
2015 GPS Tracking Purchasing & Implementation Guide
There are many GPS fleet tracking solutions available to you in the marketplace, and you should understand that they are not all created equal.
Fleet Accountability: Using Technology to Increase Safety and Efficiency
In maintaining fleet accountability, the primary objective and greatest advantage are one and the same: knowledge.
Top 2015 Trends in Fleet Management
View this top trends for 2015 report and learn how connected intelligence for commercial vehicles will become the go-to for insight into more than just vehicles.
Better Data, Better Control: The Benefits of Closed Loop Networks
With their ability to electronically capture data, payment cards make it easy for fleet managers to track and record spend. But the type of network the card uses matters more than you might think.
Focused Fuel Cards, Drive Cost Savings, Accountability & Efficiency
Fuel spend control is paramount for the contemporary fleet manager, and the focused fuel card is the best solution for fuel-associated data capture and controls.
How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs
GPS vehicle tracking systems can generate positive results in many areas, including employee productivity, driver safety, and more. What really stands out is telematics ability to lower costs.
Driver Monitoring: Myths vs. Reality
Busting three common driver risk management myths that could put your business at risk.
Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management
How much do you actually know about your company’s vehicles?
WEB SEMINARS
Archive

Telematics – Why you may be trailing the competition

12/9/2014

During this informative Webinar we intend to outline the advantages Fleet Managers have when utilizing a fully integrated Telematics system and make a case for ROI.

What Every Fleet Needs to Know Going into 2015

11/12/2014

Get your fleet ready for the New Year by getting an inside look of what industry professionals predict will be the industry trends for 2015 and what you can do to get ready.

The Advantages of Closed Loop Networks for Fleets

10/28/2014

Join us for this free webinar to dig deeper into how proprietary closed-loop networks can apply to your fleet.

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Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2015 Chrysler 200C Mid-Size Sedan

By Mike Antich
The 2015 Chrysler 200 is all-new from the ground up and is the first mid-size sedan with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission and rotary dial electronic shifting. It offers two engine choices and an all-wheel drive model.

2015 Audi Q3 Quattro Compact SUV

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
What Being a Green Fleet Means Today

By Sherb Brown
In changing and expanding Green Fleet Conference to the Fleet Technology Expo, group publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet Sherb Brown, explains how the concept of being “green” has evolved since launching the event about 8 years ago.

What They Don't Teach at 'Harvard Fleet School'

By Sherb Brown

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Procurement and Fleet Don't Speak the Same Language

By Mike Antich
Until the emergence of strategic sourcing in the 1990s, procurement did not hold the same prominence within corporations as it does today. Nowadays, procurement plays a pivotal strategic role. Procurement is now the new engine of change in fleet management, which has resulted in dramatic changes in the fleet purchasing and supplier selection process.

Tailor-Made Global Fleet Management

By Steven Shoefs

In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

 


 

MAGAZINE

January 2015

In This Issue:

<p><strong>Jared Hanis (left) and Kristen Signor, asset maintenance administrator, work closely to drive down fleet costs.</strong></p> View article

Texas Energy Fleet Standardizes Efficiency

Over the past year, Western Refining's fleet has instituted significant changes, including buying direct from suppliers, bringing maintenance in-house, eliminating the use of retread tires, and leveraging the company's fuel card.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</em></p> View article

How to Audit Contract Vendors: Ensuring Top Performance

With fewer in-house resources available to fleet managers than ever, a key remedy is to outsource what can't be done internally. However, once the contract is signed, performance must be measured, and vendors held accountable.

<p><em><strong>Photo via istock.com</strong></em></p> View article

How Mobile Resource Management Will Affect Fleets

The U.S. mobile resource management (MRM) market is projected to increase from 7.4 million units in service today to 10.5 million units by 2017. Even with this growing market penetration, the opportunities are endless.

<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</em></strong></p> View article

Six Fuel Reduction Initiatives That Produce Results Now

Fleet managers have a number of simple tools and techniques they can use to cut fuel use. Many of them can be implemented with little to no cost, and will reap large rewards.

<p><em><strong>Data from an economic lifecycle analysis can be viewed as a chart to assist fleet managers in determining the best time to replcae a vehicle. Source: Chatham Consulting</strong></em></p> View article

How to Calculate Optimal Replacement Cycles

A variety of approaches can be used, each with their own advantages and disadvantages that must be considered.

EVENTS
Global Fleet Conference
6/15/2015 - 6/16/2015

The Global Fleet Management Conference attracts fleet managers and stakeholders from around the world.

Fleet Safety Conference
7/13/2015 - 7/15/2015

The Fleet Safety Conference is designed specifically for fleet, risk, safety, sales, human resources and EHS professionals and offers current and expert insights and practical education on improving fleet safety.

IARA Summer Roundtable
8/17/2015 - 8/19/2015

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance's (IARA) 2015 Summer Roundtable has been scheduled to take place at the Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas

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